Entries by Ian Findlay

Looking For A New AntiVirus Solution?

PC World is out with a new roundup of the best AntiVirus software available for 2017. Having a current subscription to a high-quality AntiVirus solution is a critical component to keeping your computer and your data secure.

9 WordPress Plugins Targeted in Coordinated 4.5-Year Spam Campaign

Wordfence.com published an interesting article today, detailing an investigation they undertook uncovering how spammers had compromised a number of plugins commonly used on WordPress websites. WordFence spent considerable effort in investigating the activities of the compromised plugins and tracing them to their source. Their investigation originally focused on the Display Widget plugin, but ultimately uncovered […]

Recent ‘Microsoft’ Phishing Scam Surge

Warning: Microsoft Email Phishing Scam LightWire’s clients have seen a remarkable increase in ‘Phishing’ emails, specifically email messages that appear to come from Microsoft. These scam email messages are targeting companies that use Microsoft’s Office 365 platform, and are designed to look like an alert coming from Microsoft’s systems, requesting that the user reset a […]

Welcome Boston Collegiate Charter School!

LightWire is thrilled to welcome Boston Collegiate Charter School (www.bostoncollegiate.org) as a new LightShield managed services client. Ranked in 2015 as the 3rd best high school in Massachusets, Boston Collegiate has both a middle school campus and a high school campus. LightWire looks forward to managing Boston Collegiate’s IT infrastructure and assisting the school administrators […]

When simple problems go wrong – can’t install a network printer

Sometimes, even what seems like a simple problem on the surface can be challenging to solve; this where having a technology partner like LightWire allows you to focus on your business while we manage the technology.  Recently a customer had problem where some of their computers were unable to connect to a shared printer on […]

#vSMBchat Recap – How virtualization can help your business

Recently I participated in a TweetChat with VMware and  Alan Renouf, Senior Technical Marketing Architect for VMware.  We discussed a wide range of topics including some of the tools that can help small to medium sized businesses leverage technology to reduce operating costs, implement disaster recovery and provide levels of redundancy that were not cost feasible in […]

Learn about virtualization best practices for your business

On Wednesday March 27th, I will be joining Alan Renouf (@alanrenouf) for a TweetChat about virtualization options and best practices for small and medium sized businesses.  You can follow along on your favorite Twitter client or at TweetChat.com starting at 1PM EST (10AM PST). Here’s how to participate in #vSMBchat: Follow @VMwareSMB, @alanrenouf and @jfrappier on Twitter At 10AM […]

Are big software companies getting too big?

Here at LightWire we work with and are partners with all types of companies so we can offer the services that best fit the needs of our customers, but we have been noticing a trend lately.  The larger software companies seem to have trouble releasing quality products at the right time, and its not just […]